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DAVY, Sir Humphry
Salmonia; or, Days of Fly Fishing. In a Series of Conversations. With, Some Account of the Habits of Fishes belonging to the Genus Salmo.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. John Murray. 1851.,  16mo. 17cm, fourth edition, xvi,305,32p., publisher's ads., with 21 woodcuts some from author's drawings, notes, errata, complete with half title, original brown cloth boards, rebacked in black cloth spine with the original spine label replaced, very good to fine (gar). ~ Westwood & Satchell p.231. One of the last books by renowned chemist and inventor, Humphry Davy (1778-1829); a classic of fly-fishing written in the style of Walton's "The Compleat Angler". The book was first published anonymously in 1828 and was reviewed by Sir Walter Scott in the "Quarterly". The illustrations of fish and flies are engraved from drawings by the author. "Salamonia" is commonly referred to as the " fly-fisherman's bible."
$85.00    Book Number: 38180         Order / Enquire

DENNYS, John] edited by [Edmund Goldsmid].
The Secrets of Angling: Teaching the Choicest Tools, Baits, and Seasons, for the Taking of Any Fish in Pond of River, Practised and familiarly opened in Three Books, by J.D., Esquire. Edited by "Piscator". [Bibliotheca Curiosa].
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Edinburgh. Privately Printed. 1885.,  16mo. 17cm, in 2 volumes, limited to 275 copies & 75 large paper copies, 43 & 64pp., rubricated half-title & title pages, head & tail decoration, appendices, printed limp vellum over card plain wraps with title reprinted on the upper cover, volume 2 unopened, wrappers dust worn, volume two spine cap chipped, internally fine (gar). ~ A reprint of John Dennys' "The Secrets of Angling" first published in 1613. One of the earliest treatise on fishing, the book went through four editions to 1652. Dennys writes of fishing on the River Boyd, a tributary of the River Avon, by his home of Pucklechurch, Gloucester. This 1885 edition was edited by Edmund Goldsmid ("Piscator") with his added preface and bibliography.
$75.00    Book Number: 35953         Order / Enquire

DEWAR, George A.B.
The Book of the Dry Fly.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Lawrenceand Bullen. 1897.,  8vo, 22cm, the First Edition, xiii,238p., withphotogravure frontis view, 2 b.& w. plates (1 of flies) & 3 hand-colourplates of flies, complete with half title, original light green clothwith spine faded to brown, gilt titles, t.e.g., restored with most of thespine relayed, a very good sound copy
$150.00                          Book Number: 33226                         Order / Enquire

ERNST, Clayton Halt (Editor)
Deep-River Jim's Outdoors Guide.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York. Didier. 1947.,  17.5cm, 240p., text illustrations, cloth with green titles and decorations, a very good to fine copy (s3.9) Burns E40.
$25.00                          Book Number: 29810                         Order / Enquire

The House of Hardy. Anglers Guide andCatalogue.1966.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Willowburn Alnwick. House of Hardy. 1966.,  sq8vo. 21x17.5cm, 122p., many photos, 4 colour plates (flies), index, colour wraps,near fine (spg). ~ A trade catalogue with articles "Hints on the Artof Fishing" by W.F. Hardy, Captain T.L. Edwards, Fred Buller, CliveGammon, and Leslie Moncrieff.
$25.00                          Book Number: 32946                         Order / Enquire

The House of Hardy. Anglers Catalogue, 1967.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Willowburn Alnwick. House of Hardy. 1966.,  oblong12mo, 18x 24cm, 56p., heavily illustrated including many incolour, index, colour illustrated wraps, fine.
$20.00                          Book Number: 32947                         Order / Enquire

FITZGIBBON, Edward] by "Ephemera"(psued).
A Handbook of Angling: teaching Fly-Fishing, Trolling, Bottom-Fishing, and Salmon-Fishing. With the Natural History of River Fish, and The Best Modes of Catching Them.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. 1847.,  12mo, 17.5cm, first edition, xii,363p., with many text illustrations from engravings, complete with half title, in the original ribbed dark green cloth, gilt spine title & blind decorations in the panels, blind decorated borders on the boards, expertly restored, a fine copy Westwood & Satchell p86. Heckscher 749.
$399.99                          Book Number: 30940                         Order / Enquire

When The Fish Are Rising. Tales of the Rideau Lakes.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York. Duell, Sloan and Pearce. 1947.,  8vo, 21cm, xv,205p., frontis illustrations, mapped endpapers, green cloth, titles stamped in silver, near fine copy in good to very good jacket. (spg) "For forty-five years I have guided American, British, and Canadian sportsmen in this Rideau Lakes district of eastern Ontario. In my off-time, I have hunted and fished and trapped on my own". Intro.
$75.00                          Book Number: 29863                         Order / Enquire

HAIG-BROWN, Roderick
Bright Waters, Bright Fish. An Examination of Angling in Canada.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Vancouver. Douglas & McIntyre. In association with the British Columbia Wildlife Federation. 1980.,  4to. 28cm, 143p., This is #100 of a limited edition of 1,100 copies, colour photographic frontis portrait (the Author), extensively illustrated (primarily colour plates), bibliography, in quarter quarter dark brown leather over brown linen boards, gilt decoration & facsimile signature, gilt spine titles, in linen covered slip-case, silk bookmark, in fine as new condition. (spg) ~ Angler, Haig-Brown's principles on fishes, fishing and environmentalism written just a few weeks before his death in 1976. Attractively illustrated with colour photography and fish plates. With Introduction by Andy Russell.
$200.00                          Book Number: 37204                         Order / Enquire

HALFORD, Frederic M.
Modern Development of the Dry Fly. The New Dry Fly Patterns, The Manipulation of Dressing Them and Practical Experiences of Their Use. Edition De Luxe, Limited to 50 Copies.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  NewYork. E.P. Dutton and Company. 1910.,  4to. 28cm, in 2 volumes,viii,219p., v2. (being 9 recessed plates), with photogravure frontis portrait of Edgar Williamson & 9 colour chromo-lithographic plates of fishing flies, 18 plates of colour charts, 16 photogravures of fish and fishing spots on india paper mounted, 22 text illustrations, printed on fine quality Whatman laid paper; volume two; with 33 actual fishing flies displayed in recessed compartments on 9 heavy board mounts. complete with half-titles, titles printed in red and black, bound in half maroon calf,blind ruled raised bands, gilt titles and gilt flora devices in the panels, maroon red cloth boards, marbled end papers, some slight wear on the edges of the board corners, (touched up), top edges gilt, a very good to fine set. (ds1) First Edition, edition de luxe, limited to 50 numbered copies, this being #9, signed by the author, A total of 125copies of this de luxe edition were produced including 50 for sale in the United States and 75 for sale in the British Empire. Volume two contains 33 specimens of actual flies, tied by Hardy Brothers and, or, C.Farlow's according to the author's very specific instructions, with careful attention paid to the colour and form of each fly. The book was aimed at those who fished the chalk streams of southern England but its larger message was that artificial flies should match their living counterparts as closely as possible. This was understood to apply around the work. This dictum, together with the author's skills in conveying the joys and tribulations of fishing have combined to produce a work that is much in demand today. Litchfield 73. - Halford was the high priest of dry fly fishing.
$8000.00    Book Number: 27952         Order / Enquire

Recollections of Fly Fishing for Salmon, Trout,and Grayling, with Notes on Their Haunts, Habits, and History.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London.Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington. 1884.,  12mo, 19cm, firstedition, title-page vignette, 5 woodcut plates, chapter head & taildecoration, original slate green grey cloth, gilt stamped decorationsand gilt titles, lacking frontis plate, otherwise else fine ~ Starkman& Read p81. Hampton p45. The author, a medical doctor, writes of fortyyears of fishing experiences primarily in the British Isles. He alsorefers to angling in California and Prince Edward Island. The wood-cutscenes are from the sketches of the author with the gilt-stamped vignetteon the front (woodcut from a stone taken from Sauley Abbey on the Ribble)the same as on the title-page.
$50.00                          Book Number: 33862                         Order / Enquire

The Flyfisher & the Trout's Point of View. New Light on Flyfishing. New Light on Flyfishing Theory & Practice.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Seeley Service & Co. Ltd. 1931.,  sm4to, 25cm, 208p., colour frontis with captioned tissue guard, 10 plates (inc. 5 in colour), index, in full fine grain line, gilt spine titles, near fine An interesting approach to fishing-from the fish's point of view including a colour sense of the fish. Colour plates reflect the author's idea of what a trout would see looking through the water. Also includes sections of fly-fishing, fly-tying and a bibliographical study of fishing literature.
$150.00                          Book Number: 29867                         Order / Enquire

HARDY, John James
Salmon Fishing.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London and Southampton. Published at the Offices of "Country Life," & George Newnes, 1907.,  8vo, 21.5cm, first edition, xii,169p., frontis portrait (the author), 33 plates (1 colour), text figures, original dark green cloth, full gilt illustration (angling) and black titles on the upper cover, minor cover wear, a very good copy, scarce A well-illustrated guide with plate demonstrations on casting and gaffing by the author. With a colour plate of salmon flies and an extensive chart of 345 salmon fly dressings. A valuable addition to any angling library.
$299.99                          Book Number: 28045                         Order / Enquire

HERBERT, Henry William
American Game In Its Seasons. Illustrated from Nature, and on wood, by the Author.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York. Charles Scribner. 1854.,  12mo, 18.8cm, Second Edition, xiii,[2],17-343,[4]p., ads., with 20 full page engraved illustrations, in the original blind decorated cloth, gilt decorated spine and gilt vignette illustration (pheasants) on the upper cover, top and bottom spine edges worn, a very good to fine sound clean copy (gar). ~ Wetzel p157. cf, Heller, 522. Phillips, p170. Bruns H-158. Heckscher, 981. Accounts of mammals, birds and fishes month by month. Includes Caribou, Moose, Deer, Wild Goose, Mallard, Snipe, Striped Bass, American Trout, Salmon, Duck, Teal, Quail, Grouse, Yellow Perch, .
$100.00                          Book Number: 38237                         Order / Enquire

KENTISH Angler (Anonymous).
The KENTISH ANGLER; or the Young Fisherman's Instructor: shewing the Nature and Properties of Fish, Which are generally angled for in KENT; Their Haunts, Spawning Times &c., Rules and Cautions to be observed by Young Anglers; the proper method ofAngling for Trout, Carp, Pike, Tench, Roach, Eels &c, Worm, Minnow,Cadis, and Maggot fishing; Fly fishing; and the Preparation of ArtificialFlies; and An Abstract of the Laws of Angling. - By An Experienced Angler-.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Canterbury: Printed by J. Saffery; and may be had at Goulden'sGrocery and Fishing Tackle Shop, opposite palace street, Canterbury.1804.,  12mo, 17.5cm, the first edition, 40p., wanting the frontis and errata leaf, inserted is a folding Angling Scene engraving supplied from the London Illustrated News, clipping laid down on the final leaf and foot of p40., tape stains, internally relatively clean, very good, rare Original or contemporary owner's signature on the title page "Edward Scudamore, Bellevue Harbledown, Canterbury. With the remnants of a letter in Scudamore hand, with partial postal dated 1813?., W&S p126.One of the rare local books. Under the head of "roach" the author says:It is really surprising to see the shoals of roach that come up the river to Fordwich and Sturry; in spawning time the number is so very great,that it is customary for the mayor, jurats, or some of the freemen of that town, and likewise the gentlemen of Sturry, to catch them with a drag net and make presents of them to their acquaintances and poor inhabitants of Fordwich and Sturry. In the year 1782, Mr Woodrouff, Mr.Pidduck, two of the jurats, and some of the Freemen, did catch in one draught, one hundred and twenty bushes of roach, and many of them weighted two pounds, and some upward of three pounds a fish". At page 20are some "Lines by a gentleman, relative to fishing, which are too beautiful to be omitted by angler." Sage p122. Heckscher 1163. A rare angling book, printed in Canterbury and sold at "Goulden's grocery and fishing tackle shop". The anonymous author, who is clearly a Canterburyman gives a number of local references, remarks, "fly fishing is the most genteel, ingenious, pleasant, and innocent recreation of angling." Four copies have appeared at auction since 1975; 1999, 2001 (similar),2004 & 2006. The 2006 copy contained a clipping from The Field, (April21, 1934), printing a letter from F. William Cock relating to the Fordwich Trout and the Kentish Angler. Cock remarks that he knows of only two copies besides his own - perhaps referring to the Walsh-Litchfieldand Streatfeild-Petit copies. The last copy at auction (2006) which was complete made 53,600.00
$8999.78    Book Number: 33235         Order / Enquire

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